The Accidental Scientist: The Role of Chance and Luck in Scientific Discovery

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Have you ever wondered how the ideas for some things come about?

Surprisingly it is often as much down to chance as a single person's brilliance. The Accidental Scientist explores the role of chance and error in scientific, medical and commercial innovation, outlining exactly how some of the most well-known products, gadgets and useful gizmos came to be.

Encompassing everything from DNA profiling to fingerprinting and TNT to the telephone, this book explores many of the discoveries that we are all so familiar with today, yet have the most interesting origins because of the story behind them.

Not all discoveries require brilliance, and as The Accidental Scientist demonstrates, sometimes a special ingredient is needed: luck.

Product Details

Price
£7.99  £7.43
Publisher
Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781782437802
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